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Spinning Problem My wife washed a heavy rug that became off centered during the spin cycle.   Now, it unloads the tub water O.K., but as the tub gets lighter and lighter, it sounds like a jet engine taking off.  Any solutions?

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You probably wore out the outertub bearing.Very expensive repair.

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